1950s


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London-New York

Eye To Eye: London-New York

Larry Adler provides musical commentary to scenes from London and New York. (1957)

Hollywoodland

Hollywoodland

1950s drama about a private eye investigating the mysterious death of actor George Reeves.

Good Night, and Good Luck

Good Night, and Good Luck

Drama set in 1950s America. A TV reporter takes a stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Beside the Seaside

20. Reel History of Britain: Beside the Seaside

Melvyn Bragg looks back to the 1950s and the heyday of the British seaside holiday.

Britain's First Teenagers

2. Reel History of Britain: Britain's First Teenagers

Melvyn Bragg looks back at when Britain broke free of the burdens of World War II.

Episode 1

1. The 1952 Show: Episode 1

Len is joined by Pam Ayres to reminisce about playing on bomb sites and kiss-chase.

Episode 3

3. The 1952 Show: Episode 3

Arlene Philips joins Len in a quickstep down memory lane as they reminisce about jazz.

Shirley

Shirley

Drama charting the rise to fame of singer Dame Shirley Bassey.

Around the World

4. The Story of British Pathé: Around the World

How Pathe captivated audiences with stories from overseas in the age before mass tourism.

The Notorious Bettie Page

The Notorious Bettie Page

Biopic of pin-up queen Bettie Page, who was the target of a Senate investigation.

1959: The Year that Changed Jazz

1959: The Year that Changed Jazz

A look at 1959 albums by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman.

Civil Rights, USA

Witness: Civil Rights, USA

Video clips for the classroom. Exploring the civil rights movement in the USA.